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Controlling vb using HPVEE

dreagan
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Hi,
I've been looking around for an example of how HPVEE might communicate
with Microsoft Visual Basic. It would be great if I
could talk to a vb program and extract properties from it and/or change
properties within it from HPVEE. This should be relatively simple
with  Activex controls, but I can't find any specifics. And,
being pretty new to both languages, I'm reluctant to try anything
without some sort of example. If anyone can help, please let me know.
Thanks,
Dave Reagan  
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Hi raider,

We'll be using HPVEE 5.0, so I'm thinking in terms of Activex, rather than dde. VB will do the actual controlling, but we need to be able to talk back and forth and use HPVEE to change properties within vb. So, unfortunately, it's not just a matter of starting the vb app from hpvee. We'll probably be using the HPVEE Activex server to execute instrument communication and doing the rest with vb to get a better UI, DB access, etc...
What I'd REALLY appreciate would be some code snippets, just  supplying an example of how vb and hpvee might communicate.
Thanks,
Dave Reagan
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